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at the military might of ukraine and russia, we'll have an international security analyst jim walsh, at the bottom of the hour, at 6:30. there's more online at aljazeera.com. we have a live blog updating the crisis in ukraine. still ahead on aljazeera.com. it's two days before fat tuesday. we'll head live to new orleans for mardi gras. plus... >> i'm stand -- stephanie stanton, the rain storms in california are on the way out. was it enough to dent the drought. >> and dreams coming true - we head to the red carpet as oscar gets ready to steal the limelight tonight. >> welcome back. after months of drought california has seen a lot of rain. it's still not enough to ease the dry spell. stephanie stanton has more. >> it is welcome rain here in this community, an hour north of the los angeles. anywhere between 1-6 inches fell. meteorologists say it's nowhere near enough to break the drought that has been plaguing california in recent years. >> a large area is at 5-25% of normal, even after the rain fall week. it puts it in perspective, and the entire area is below 50% of normal. >> the terrible thing
the fabric of the black community than anything that we can think of. not the effects of jim crow and the effects of slavery, it's the war on drugs. >> he's also a practicing yogi, who values daily medication. it's the subjects of his latest
. not the effects of jim crow and the effects of slavery, it's the war on drugs. >> he's also a practicing yogi, who values daily medication. it's the subjects of his latest book, success through still ,. >> i want to be enlightened. >> i caught up with my friend russell simons at a recording stood know in york. how would you describe what you do? you are a -- >> i have no idea. >> you defy the kind of -- >> i don't want to have a title. >> let's say there was one person who didn't know you and you said, i am i am russell -- >> i am an inspiring yogi. i want to be enlightened. how would i describe it. i philanthropic, social, political issues. >> aanimal activists. businesbusinessman. >> i can a music company again. i have three internet companing. i have a digital solutions company. i do a lot of stuff of i am a father. that's first. every morning, first thing, medications and take them to school. >> have you always done like 20 things at once? >> no, actually, just, you know, what happens is people -- i would start something, right, i am passionate, i go to work every day in that thing, right, and
that we can think of. not the effects of jim crow and the effects of slavery, it's the war on drugs. >> he's also a practicing yogi, who values daily medication. it's the subjects of his latest
. but attorney jim calle who's represents agents accused of misconduct, including cross-border shootings says there's nothing to hide. >> in the vast majority of the cases it is very clear cut in the sense of there is a deadly force threat made against an agent and the agent has to resort to the use of deadly force in response. border patrol agents are subject to at least 5 levels of scrutiny every time they pull the trigger. their conduct is so scrubbed by the time two years and three years past which is sometimes the length of time it takes for these investigations to wrap up. because it takes so long, people think the process is corrupt. they think that agents don't have no accountability for their use of deadly force. people start to speculate look, border patrol, they can pull a gun and shoot and kill people and it doesn't matter. >> but former border patrol agent ephraim cruz says a lack of accountability is actually the crux of the problem. he was an agent for almost 10 years in the tucson sector. disturbed by what he described as a pattern of cruelty among his colleagues withholding f
that codified regulation that recalls back to the worst excesses of jim crow. >> it's not the first time arizona has gotten into an issue here with the n.f.l. the n.f.l. did take a position back in 1993 the n.f.l. pulled the super bowl out of address because it refused to recognize martin luther king jr. day and that was quick. it was only a matter of hours after the vote that this commissioner paul tagligu decided no the to do that is romminger goodell amend today's n.f.l. just not as strong as the n.f.l. was back then? >> it's interesting. paul taglibu was a commissioner who had a record of trying to do the right thing even if it was not in the best interest of ownership. if you look at all of roger goodell's decisions, it's about disciplining players and never about disciplining ownership. this would have been one of those cases where it would have hurt the bottom line of the n.f.l. if they tried to pull a move off like this because the event you mentioned, paul taglibu said we will pull the super bowl. he announced that in 90. they said we will celebrate martin luther king's holiday and tagl
. >> two pulitzer winning journalists discussed this issue, jim risen was jailed for refusing his source on government security. >> if we cannot provide confidentiality, and if that confidentiality can be threatened in court, then they will not be willing to go -- to reveal what's going wrong in the government. >> that issue between the press and the government yielded a surprising result in reporters without borders latest world press freedom index. for more than a decade, the organization has sent questionnaires to selected researchers and human rights activists in 100 countries. media independence, the environment in which reporters work and transparency, to affect news gathering. this year fin hand, the netherlands and norway lead the list. but the u.s., regarded by many as the world's leading democracy, ranked 46, one rung above haiti. sandy baron questions the low rating for the u.s. >> i think overall american journalists have very powerful protections, not the least of which is the general respect for rule of law in this country. the general respect for free press. >> a lot of pe
going to have some kind of some decline. >> jim osborne is the executive director of the quality of life technology center. a federally funded lab that creates robotics for the elderly and disabled. >> we do not have enough caregivers. technology will have to amplify what they do. >> but the work is slow going. so now in a gravity compensation mode so we can move they will around. we can change and mostly stick in place and we let him go. >> one of a their showcase projects is herb, still years away from being ready for the home. osborne says rather an robot like herb, we are more likely to see smaller targeted technology. when he calls an aware home. when we think of an aware home. we think of something has instrumentation that would be able to understand our patterns of behavior. there are commercial systems that can do that in a fairly rudeimentry way. understand where you are. you are moving about the kitchen. understand that you get up at a certain time of day and do this and do that and so on. the house that we live in could be a robot. >> elener's house doesn't look anything like
and everyone is talking about the masked men. jims. >> lebron james knows how to make a fashion statement. like you. he has been creating a buzz after wearing a black mask to protect his broken nose. he said he went with the batman look to match the miami uniforms. the kings scoring 31. james did not get league approval to wear the shield. they said it's a no-no. according to an n.b.a. official the league prefers the players to wear the clear shield so opponents can see the eyes. >> i like the black mask. >> the new york yankees broadcasting live on three tv networks in japan at 3am for a spring training game. here is the reason why. masahiro tanaka made a debut against the phillies, and the $155 million input was very good. the 25 year-old masahiro tanaka dazzled, three strike outs in two scoreless ippings of work. throwing 31 pitches, receiving a standing ovation as he left the field. >> tiger woods got his mojo back. he got off to a rough start. he barely made the cut yesterday. tiger was getting his grove on like you would not believe. he carded 65. tiger is sitting at 5-under par for the t
. >> that argument then restaurants in the south could continue to segregate if they were so inclined. >> jim crow is a different situation because that was enforced by the power of the state. here it's individual businesses that are being given the decision if i don't want to serve people in red t-shirts that should be my freedom we'll see how businesses thrive. i have a feeling that those businesses that advertise themselves being open to gays will be doing better off than those who say that we will not serve them. >> the fact ta of the matter tht law in arizona and missouri and georgia and kansas is completely unconstitutional by the kato argument if there was a state that passed a referendum allowing slavery you wouldn't let the government -- >> that would violate the 13th amendment. >> i see. and so by the same argument, you are violating the 14th amendment when you discriminate people based on race, based on gender, based on sexual orien station. [speaking at the same time] >> it's not a matter of red. >> reporter: shirts it's a matter of the color of their skin or being gay, lesbian -- >> t
to do with the 1990's when she was allied to prime minister who was jim prisoned in the u.s. for about six years and was released a couple of years ago. the allegations are not something new. they've been around for a long time. allegation of corruption are pervasive throughout ukraine's political class. this is not something that she fears. >> this is nothing new. >> no, it's not new. the boxer made money from sports. >> sure, he was a boxer. >> all of the other political forces in one way or another have drown in corruption, all political parties in ukraine don't get money from membershipp dues. they get it from money in offshore zones. that lack of transparency within the political system has been there for a long time. there's a need to separate and break bonds between business and politics and there's certainly a need to fight corruption. no ukrainian leader, none of the four presidents of ukraine have ever had the political will to fight corruption and hencey ukraine is described by transparency international the n.g.o. watchdog on corruption as the most corrupt country in europe
calls for the release of our three aljazeera colleagues jim prison in europe. peter has written this letter from prison. here's part of it. >> as a journalist, this is my battle, i can no longer pretend it will go away by keeping quiet and crossing my 15ers. i have no particular fight with the egyptian government, just as i had no interest in supporting the muslim brotherhood or any group here. i am committed to a fundamental freedom of the press that no one in my profession can creditably work without. >> a day of solidarity with colleagues held in egypt. they are held by egyptian authorities nearly two months ago, charged, accused with spreading false news and belonging to a terrorist group. aljazeera all along denied the charges. we demand their release. public events are taking place in 30 cities around the world today to highlight the challenges all of us journalists place and to put pressure for their release. a cameraman detained in egypt for seven months was freed earlier this month, saying he was abused and tortured almost daily by security staff. >> cells were two by t
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